Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 19694 18372 22450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.94% 19.02% 21.48%
As % of the General category 52.78% 52.03% 54.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14105 12959 15702
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 236 309
England median hourly rate £22.35 £22.84 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.15% +3.80% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.08 £10.23 £11.70
90th Percentile £47.83 £56.07 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.35 £22.84 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.15% +1.49% +25.00%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37313 35311 41350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.67% 36.55% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25014 23738 26958
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 820 865 1131
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.12 £11.40 £11.75
90th Percentile £47.85 £47.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 11809 £525 +7.69% 1719
South East +1 2673 £450 +5.88% 335
North of England 0 1937 £413 +0.61% 386
Midlands 0 1195 £400 -5.88% 162
South West 0 1139 £403 +3.21% 157
North West 0 1008 £425 +2.41% 195
East of England +1 861 £425 - 189
Yorkshire 0 793 £423 +5.75% 163
West Midlands 0 630 £400 -5.88% 84
East Midlands 0 534 £400 -3.61% 76
North East +15 148 £400 -5.88% 28
South Coast -3 2 £575 +9.52%
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 5261 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4964 (25.21%) Banking
3 2925 (14.85%) Java
4 2878 (14.61%) SQL
5 2357 (11.97%) Project Management
6 2169 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 2069 (10.51%) Microsoft
8 1758 (8.93%) Oracle
9 1746 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
10 1668 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
11 1630 (8.28%) SAP
12 1619 (8.22%) JavaScript
13 1572 (7.98%) Windows
14 1547 (7.86%) Scrum
15 1540 (7.82%) C#
16 1462 (7.42%) Linux
17 1399 (7.10%) SQL Server
18 1395 (7.08%) TDD
19 1346 (6.83%) .NET
20 1320 (6.70%) Migration
21 1303 (6.62%) Degree
22 1294 (6.57%) Marketing
23 1272 (6.46%) HTML
24 1260 (6.40%) Python
25 1249 (6.34%) Investment Banking
26 1245 (6.32%) Programme Management
27 1204 (6.11%) DevOps
28 1193 (6.06%) Change Management
29 1149 (5.83%) Front Office
30 1129 (5.73%) Telecoms

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 410 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 325 (1.65%) Confluence
3 286 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 246 (1.25%) Apache
5 226 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 213 (1.08%) CMS
7 205 (1.04%) SAS
8 196 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 154 (0.78%) IIS
10 152 (0.77%) MS Exchange
11 148 (0.75%) JBoss
12 141 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 139 (0.71%) OpenStack
14 113 (0.57%) WebLogic
15 111 (0.56%) Skype for Business
16 108 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
17 104 (0.53%) Mule
18 80 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 75 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
20 57 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1103 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 826 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
3 481 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 412 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
5 365 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 132 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 111 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 66 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 66 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 54 (0.27%) InVision
10 22 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 14 (0.071%) SPSS
12 13 (0.066%) Adobe After Effects
13 11 (0.056%) InDesign
14 10 (0.051%) Chatbot
15 6 (0.030%) InfoPath
16 4 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
16 4 (0.020%) GIMP
16 4 (0.020%) Open Workbench
17 3 (0.015%) Stata
Business Applications
1 213 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 199 (1.01%) SAP FI
3 178 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 176 (0.89%) SAP CO
5 171 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
6 170 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
7 125 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
8 114 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
9 113 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
10 107 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
11 95 (0.48%) ION MarketView
12 85 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
13 73 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
14 69 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
15 66 (0.34%) Temenos T24
16 56 (0.28%) SAP ERP
17 53 (0.27%) Markit EDM
17 53 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
18 52 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
18 52 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 954 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 717 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 355 (1.80%) Office 365
4 192 (0.97%) SaaS
5 175 (0.89%) PaaS
6 139 (0.71%) IaaS
7 138 (0.70%) GitHub
8 104 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 101 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
10 91 (0.46%) OpenShift
11 78 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
12 66 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
13 64 (0.32%) Serverless
14 56 (0.28%) npm
15 52 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
16 47 (0.24%) Amazon S3
17 43 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
18 32 (0.16%) Google Analytics
19 30 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 26 (0.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 369 (1.87%) Firewall
2 256 (1.30%) Internet
3 236 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 223 (1.13%) WAN
5 220 (1.12%) LAN
6 216 (1.10%) SAN
7 180 (0.91%) SMS
8 176 (0.89%) DNS
9 161 (0.82%) VPN
10 147 (0.75%) Network Security
11 127 (0.64%) Wireless
12 110 (0.56%) Skype
13 94 (0.48%) HTTP
14 91 (0.46%) LDAP
15 83 (0.42%) SSL
16 82 (0.42%) NAS
17 77 (0.39%) DHCP
18 74 (0.38%) BGP
19 71 (0.36%) VoIP
20 67 (0.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1399 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 610 (3.10%) Big Data
3 597 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 520 (2.64%) Relational Database
5 467 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 438 (2.22%) Hadoop
7 371 (1.88%) MongoDB
8 368 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 362 (1.84%) NoSQL
10 289 (1.47%) MySQL
11 253 (1.28%) Oracle Database
11 253 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
12 250 (1.27%) Blockchain
13 227 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 212 (1.08%) RDBMS
15 188 (0.95%) Power BI
16 176 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
17 171 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
18 156 (0.79%) QlikView
19 147 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 910 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 840 (4.27%) JIRA
3 807 (4.10%) Jenkins
4 490 (2.49%) Maven
5 283 (1.44%) TeamCity
6 281 (1.43%) Selenium
7 272 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 267 (1.36%) Subversion
9 214 (1.09%) Cucumber
10 184 (0.93%) JUnit
11 161 (0.82%) Visual Studio
12 135 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
13 123 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 117 (0.59%) NUnit
15 116 (0.59%) Gradle
16 115 (0.58%) SoapUI
17 113 (0.57%) Bitbucket
18 101 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
19 92 (0.47%) WebDriver
20 89 (0.45%) MSTest
General
1 4964 (25.21%) Banking
2 1294 (6.57%) Marketing
3 1249 (6.34%) Investment Banking
4 1149 (5.83%) Front Office
5 1129 (5.73%) Telecoms
6 936 (4.75%) Manufacturing
7 794 (4.03%) Retail
8 758 (3.85%) Financial Institution
9 733 (3.72%) Electronics
10 632 (3.21%) Legal
11 430 (2.18%) Retail Banking
12 304 (1.54%) Back Office
13 238 (1.21%) Advertising
14 212 (1.08%) Law
15 172 (0.87%) Billing
16 147 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
17 146 (0.74%) General Ledger
18 116 (0.59%) Publishing
19 106 (0.54%) Games
20 91 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4815 (24.45%) Developer
2 4125 (20.95%) Analyst
3 2051 (10.41%) Project Manager
4 1919 (9.74%) Business Analyst
5 1303 (6.62%) Java Developer
6 1210 (6.14%) Architect
7 1091 (5.54%) Consultant
8 780 (3.96%) Senior Developer
9 667 (3.39%) C# Developer
10 562 (2.85%) Financial Analyst
11 498 (2.53%) .NET Developer
12 456 (2.32%) SQL Developer
13 437 (2.22%) IT Manager
14 427 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
15 409 (2.08%) DevOps Engineer
16 379 (1.92%) Data Analyst
17 368 (1.87%) Test Analyst
18 362 (1.84%) Senior Manager
19 345 (1.75%) Programme Manager
20 331 (1.68%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1346 (6.83%) .NET
2 1272 (6.46%) HTML
3 1000 (5.08%) CSS
4 899 (4.56%) AngularJS
5 836 (4.24%) Web Services
6 699 (3.55%) HTML5
7 692 (3.51%) Spring
8 670 (3.40%) REST
9 639 (3.24%) XML
10 531 (2.70%) JSON
11 470 (2.39%) SOAP
12 457 (2.32%) Node.js
13 448 (2.27%) ASP.NET
14 445 (2.26%) Middleware
15 428 (2.17%) React
16 425 (2.16%) jQuery
17 410 (2.08%) RESTful
18 344 (1.75%) CSS3
19 278 (1.41%) J2EE
20 273 (1.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1746 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 676 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 640 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
4 629 (3.19%) User Experience
5 570 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 548 (2.78%) Derivative
7 477 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 465 (2.36%) Fixed Income
9 453 (2.30%) Fintech
10 395 (2.01%) Equities
11 383 (1.94%) Data Centre
12 316 (1.60%) Mobile App
13 281 (1.43%) Virtual Team
14 238 (1.21%) Credit Risk
15 225 (1.14%) Market Risk
16 195 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
17 175 (0.89%) Data Structures
18 158 (0.80%) Hedge funds
19 113 (0.57%) NHS
20 110 (0.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1572 (7.98%) Windows
2 1462 (7.42%) Linux
3 1014 (5.15%) Unix
4 421 (2.14%) Windows Server
5 249 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 233 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 226 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 206 (1.05%) Android
9 201 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 189 (0.96%) Windows 10
11 161 (0.82%) Solaris
12 150 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 105 (0.53%) AIX
14 58 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 42 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 41 (0.21%) CentOS
17 28 (0.14%) Windows XP
18 27 (0.14%) SUSE
18 27 (0.14%) zOS
19 26 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5261 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2357 (11.97%) Project Management
3 2169 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 1668 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
5 1547 (7.86%) Scrum
6 1395 (7.08%) TDD
7 1320 (6.70%) Migration
8 1245 (6.32%) Programme Management
9 1204 (6.11%) DevOps
10 1193 (6.06%) Change Management
11 1052 (5.34%) Business Analysis
12 1008 (5.12%) PRINCE2
13 1007 (5.11%) Analytics
14 969 (4.92%) SDLC
15 927 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
16 921 (4.68%) Test Automation
17 918 (4.66%) ITIL
18 827 (4.20%) Risk Management
19 779 (3.96%) Digital Marketing
20 721 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2925 (14.85%) Java
2 2878 (14.61%) SQL
3 1619 (8.22%) JavaScript
4 1540 (7.82%) C#
5 1260 (6.40%) Python
6 502 (2.55%) C++
7 392 (1.99%) PowerShell
8 352 (1.79%) VBA
9 341 (1.73%) T-SQL
10 304 (1.54%) Perl
11 281 (1.43%) Ruby
12 268 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 246 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 244 (1.24%) Scala
15 241 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 224 (1.14%) C
17 162 (0.82%) R
18 161 (0.82%) PHP
19 159 (0.81%) TypeScript
20 142 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1303 (6.62%) Degree
2 719 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 495 (2.51%) SC Cleared
4 233 (1.18%) PMP
5 222 (1.13%) PMI Certification
6 199 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 196 (1.00%) CISSP
8 185 (0.94%) ISEB
9 171 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 155 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 149 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 148 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 140 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 131 (0.67%) DV Cleared
15 130 (0.66%) CISM
16 115 (0.58%) CCNP
17 110 (0.56%) ISTQB
18 102 (0.52%) MCSE
19 85 (0.43%) ACCA
20 82 (0.42%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 763 (3.87%) QA
2 761 (3.86%) PMO
3 480 (2.44%) GDPR
4 447 (2.27%) MiFID
5 262 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 248 (1.26%) SLA
7 173 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 112 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 107 (0.54%) EMIR
10 78 (0.40%) IFRS
11 68 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 53 (0.27%) PSD2
13 46 (0.23%) COBIT
14 42 (0.21%) Solvency II
15 40 (0.20%) IFRS 9
16 39 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
17 38 (0.19%) SEPA
18 25 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
19 24 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
20 23 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 624 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 498 (2.53%) Docker
3 251 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 84 (0.43%) HDFS
6 74 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 67 (0.34%) vSphere
8 61 (0.31%) XenApp
9 55 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 52 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
11 46 (0.23%) Apache Flume
12 43 (0.22%) XenDesktop
13 38 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
14 36 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 33 (0.17%) NFS
16 30 (0.15%) Veritas File System
17 29 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 26 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
19 24 (0.12%) Firmware
20 16 (0.081%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 512 (2.60%) Ansible
2 423 (2.15%) Puppet
3 318 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 200 (1.02%) SCCM
5 171 (0.87%) Kubernetes
6 164 (0.83%) Terraform
7 112 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 69 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 56 (0.28%) Nagios
10 42 (0.21%) Kibana
11 39 (0.20%) Packer
12 38 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
13 36 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
13 36 (0.18%) logstash
14 32 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 30 (0.15%) Control-M
15 30 (0.15%) SCOM
16 29 (0.15%) Oozie
16 29 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
17 28 (0.14%) MOM
Vendors
1 2069 (10.51%) Microsoft
2 1758 (8.93%) Oracle
3 1630 (8.28%) SAP
4 462 (2.35%) VMware
5 418 (2.12%) Cisco
6 413 (2.10%) IBM
7 306 (1.55%) Citrix
8 300 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
9 297 (1.51%) Red Hat
10 261 (1.33%) HP
11 234 (1.19%) Sybase
12 232 (1.18%) Adobe
13 210 (1.07%) Tableau
14 195 (0.99%) Google
15 192 (0.97%) Bloomberg
16 179 (0.91%) TIBCO
17 148 (0.75%) ServiceNow
18 143 (0.73%) Splunk
19 138 (0.70%) CheckPoint
20 119 (0.60%) Atlassian